Christine Smith is a senior specialist at the St. Louis Fed.
She works in Public Affairs.
Parents may enroll their children in a free, weeklong virtual camp designed for grades 3-8.
About 40 million Americans live with a disability, census data show. Our employee resource group is focused on raising awareness and removing barriers.
Coronavirus is having profound economic impacts. In this Q&A: Learn about the Federal Reserve, monetary policy, and tools to promote liquidity and financial system stability.
Our economists explain disruptions that consumers and businesses may be seeing as nations fight the spread of COVID-19.
Economist Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria reveals how your consumption/investment choices can echo far and wide.
In a 1986 speech to graduates, Volcker said technological wonders are “no substitute for a sense of mutual trust, in our business relationships, in our government, and in our personal lives.”
Parents and kids, start the school year right with these curated videos, books and interactive demos.
High schoolers who attended a recent St. Louis Fed event share what’s on their minds when it comes to money.
A recent analysis examines potential implications of changing U.S. demographics since the 1960s.
Experts who practice the “dismal science” share how economics might impact joy.
KonMari-ing your home? Also consider the costs, total utility and option value of your stuff.
FICO’s credit scoring model considers payment history and several other factors.
Down in Memphis, a small but spirited canine keeps an eye out for safety. And her handler says she’s unlike any dog he’s ever met.
Behind the scenes at the Bank, a K-9 handler and his dog keep employees and visitors safe. How did he pick his furry partner? (Hint: She picked him.)
Visitors to the St. Louis Fed's free Economy Museum may see a dark-brown dog with eager eyes, working hard.
Residual (aka “leftover”) seasonality in GDP data may pose challenges for policymakers.
Here’s a delicious way to demonstrate what motivates parties to trade.
Saving at the register feels great. But consumers may want to be mindful of opening several store credit cards in a short period.
How does the Fed’s decentralized structure ensure that policymakers hear from many different voices?
A recent analysis shows some major metro areas in the Upper Midwest now offer the best relative housing values, on average. Here are the best (and worst).
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and it’s the form that many college- and career-bound students complete to be eligible for aid. The new FAFSA period opened Oct. 1. Are you ready to apply?
The St. Louis Fed’s canine teams train extensively to detect explosives. See our dogs in action!
Canines and their handlers help protect St. Louis Fed employees and visitors. Enjoy these profiles of our dogs, featuring photos and video!
Futbol fever is coming alive at the Fed. Find out which teams folks are rooting for, and what intrigues them about the economics of sports.
Did you know? 2016 marked the first time that a majority of U.S. homes had only wireless phones. Get more data on the devices that changed our lives.
The people and businesses in our region are central to the nation’s economy. Here's how the St. Louis Fed stays attuned to their feedback.
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act imposed new limits on this popular deduction. Here are five flaws that many economists find with the mortgage interest deduction.
What has no intrinsic value? Both bitcoin and cash. The former lives only as data, but it’s similar in some ways to the money you know.
Tariffs and the trade deficit are in the news. We spotlight economic research and educational resources on trade, Chinese imports, Midwestern manufacturing and more.
Federal Reserve Banks keep popping up in films, most recently Den of Thieves. We dig into some of the key themes featured on screen.
A house of your own is great for nesting, but that doesn’t make it a nest egg.